Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Farewell Letter to a dear friend

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down."

It is only a game yes, but one can learn a thousand life values from it.

I hope you're happy with where you are now, with whom you are with. The kind of people that can give you what I cannot. For it was only my friendship that I could offer. I'm not rich like them and never will be. I'm not saying you value good items more than genuine friendship but I must admit that they can give you a sweeter and easier life.
Who was I to make you stay?
Jam and I were saddened when you left. But we can't do anything about it. It was your decision after all. And master had the right to be mad at you; I know he'll miss you too. Even though he reprimands you most of the time, I believe he cares for you that's why he was doing that. Do we miss you? Yes, everyday even. But we cannot leave the clan just to run after somebody who hadn't thought of the people that they were about to leave behind. This also goes for the people who left before you.
Real life and gaming are two different things but what you show online also reflects what you are outside it. I greatly miss the people I used to chat with now that they are with the "enemy" clan. Our family remained where we are. It was never in our minds to bother with the politics of the game. We only kill when we are being faced with pk after all.
The whole thing may be too dramatic for you but since you left us, there became a barrier between us. We do not talk the way we used to, laughed at your jokes or maybe just spam the whole clan chat with just emoticons.

People change, I think you did too.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My ZX Online Wedding

Love doesn't make the world go 'round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

-- Franklin P. Jones

It was August 7, our 41st monthsary together.
He decided to get married a week earlier. I never knew that this day would be so special - more than what I've expected.
A few minutes before 7pm, friends and clanmates started gathering at Heyang City to attend our wedding. I was thinking that although only a few would attend, I would still be happy for it. Great was my shock when I saw lots of people turning up with every minute that passed. Not to mention the lag :D
They began to chant "start the wedding" and we said we were still waiting for our special guests - CM Mei Yan and GM Tsong. ^_^
Moments later, GM Tsong arrived. I think my clanmates didn't take it seriously when I said they were gonna attend. ^,..,^
People were chatting so fast I believe it generated 5chats/sec o_o
When the guests were complete, we finished the marriage quest, and yes, we were married. Lol. :DDD
Players congratulated us via world chat, whispers, normal and clan chat. I only had the chance to see who greeted me for a second as my chatbox became flooded with messages. But rest assured, I read all of them. - I had to scroll up like mad. Haha.
We gave away items as souvenirs while running around the town. I almost felt dizzy doing that @_@
Then the GMs kidnapped us and brought us to - wait, was it Azure Cloud or Heaven Sound map? @_@ CM gave me a moonlight as a wedding gift weeee. We took pictures and they watched us while we kissed. O_o
All in all it was a very memorable day thanks to all who attended. Their presence alone warmed my heart.

Thanks again to master Suing, my Foreplay family, the Lotus Clan, friends, complete strangers(hehe), and CM Mei Yan & GM Tsong. I wish I could mention all your names but cannot since there were too many. :(

Again, thank you, from the both of us. :) - MuJitSu & Phailed

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jamby Madrigal defiles Tita Cory's memorial service - A Repost

I was plurking when my older sister gave me this article link which showed how dirty and disrespectful one person can be. Amidst the mourning of the whole Philippine population, one Jamby Madrigal saw it fit to insert her campaign attempts which I am sure led to a many thumbs down.

Shame on your Jamby Madrigal by Happy Feraren

Now that we’ve remembered, relived and recreated the spirit of ’86 let’s make sure this yellow ribbon doesn’t get tangled up in other people’s political campaigns.

Subtle electioneering IN A FUNERAL?!?! SHAME ON YOU. Do not ride on Cory’s wave to pursue your vested interest. The people who waited in the streets weren’t there to see you! The revolution doesn’t belong to you, phony politician, it belongs to the people. And what makes you think you could get away with such a dirty trick? Cory’s lasting impression of sincerity, humility and honesty is now the benchmark of what leaders are supposed to be. You think people don’t see through you? The respect we have for Cory is not something you acquire with falsity (or through endorsement from Judy Ann Santos) it is earned. How dare you pose as someone offering sympathy to the Aquino family while you think about the votes you’re going to get come election time.

As I waited for the cortege (news networks’ new favourite word) along the South Super Highway, my mom and I bought 2 yellow umbrellas from this street vendor who was also selling nuts. And then as we paid, he pulled out something from his pocket – a yellow beaded bracelet nicely packed in a small clear plastic bag. Upon handing it over to us, he said: “Eto o, bonus para sa inyo.”Of course my mom and I were pleased and were all “awww how sweet.”Until I actually looked at the bracelet and saw a little tag with the name and photo of Jamby Madrigal.

I called out to him and asked, “O bakit may Jamby Madrigal itong bracelet na ito” and when I looked at the vendor for an answer he had already walked away.

Maybe an hour before this incident, I saw her car passing by the growing sea of people. Window open, flashing the L sign and strangely enough, a cameraman in front filming the people. My mom started shouting “Transparencyyyy!” and then I looked at her asking if I could put up my middle finger and my mom looked at me and said I should just shout transparency, accountability or good governance. In other words “BOOOOOOOO!!!!” And then the two of us just started shouting BOO JAMBY!!!

I am utterly disgusted by you, Ms.Madrigal. And to you other filthy politicians, behave yourselves because we are all watching you, even if you’re supposedly Cory’s “favorite” mayor. Genuine democracy is People Power and everything Ninoy and Cory stood for. It also means that now, whenever there’s a phony claiming he or she is there to protect Cory’s legacy, we will be able to speak up and act with the same fearless fervour we had before.

You know sometimes I wish I could march in the government offices with a magical broom that can sweep away all the dirty politicians we have in this country. A giant clean up, but this time not just for the environment but for our government. Haha, imagine if we could really do that? I’m already writing down the names of the people I’d attack first with my magic walis!

So, before you file for candidacy (a bit too late though in this case) think again. Actually, good luck! The people have remembered.

I'm one of the future voters in the next elections and I know whose name I aint gonna write down.